• Rivera expects Panthers DT Lotulelei back for regular season

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Panthers coach Ron Rivera says he expects starting defensive tackle Star Lotulelei to be back on the field for the Sept. 13 regular-season opener against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

  • Madison Jones dismissed from Wake men’s basketball team

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Wake Forest has dismissed guard Madison Jones from the men’s basketball team for violating an undisclosed athletic department policy.

  • Trader Thomas Kay looks at screens in his booth before the opening bell, on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Monday, Aug. 24, 2015. World stock markets plunged on Monday after China's main index sank 8.5 percent, its biggest drop since the early days of the global financial crisis, amid deepening fears over the health of the world's second-largest economy. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

    As stock prices sink, ordinary Americans keep their heads up

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Even as anxious investors send stock prices plunging, many Americans are sounding a rather different note:

  • AP Source: Hornets sign Kidd-Gilchrist to $52M extension

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Michael Kidd-Gilchrist has agreed to a four-year, $52 million contract extension with the Charlotte Hornets, a person familiar with the situation said Monday.

  • Carolina Panthers' Frank Alexander (90) grabs his leg as a trainer checks on him after being injured during the first half of an NFL preseason football game against the Miami Dolphins in Charlotte, N.C., Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015. (AP Photo/Mike McCarn)

    Panthers to rest injured Kalil for remainder of preseason

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Panthers plan to be cautious with center Ryan Kalil after the four-time Pro Bowl selection sprained his left knee in a preseason game Saturday night against the Miami Dolphins.

  • Defending champ Rosol wins Winston-Salem opener

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Defending champion Lukas Rosol of the Czech Republic opened with a 6-4, 7-6 (4) victory Monday over Latvia’s Ernests Gulbis in the first round of the Winston-Salem Open.

  • Davis Love III raises the trophy after winning the Wyndham Championship golf tournament at Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro, N.C., Sunday, Aug. 23, 2015. (AP Photo/Rob Brown)

    Love wins the Wyndham, while Tiger struggles in final round

    GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — During their practice round together before the Wyndham Championship, Tiger Woods pumped local favorite Davis Love III for tips on how to play the course.

  • Groth beats Donaldson in 1st round of Winston-Salem Open

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Australia’s Sam Groth beat American Jared Donaldson on Sunday night in the first round of the Winston-Salem Open.

  • Davis Love III watches his tee shot on the second hole during the final round of the Wyndham Championship golf tournament at Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro, N.C., Sunday, Aug. 23, 2015. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

    Love wins Wyndham; Tiger struggles in final round

    GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Davis Love III won the Wyndham Championship on Sunday to become the third-oldest winner in PGA Tour history, while Tiger Woods’ season came to an abrupt end.

  • A protester holds a poster board displaying pictures of  Jonathan Ferrell on Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015 in Charlotte, N.C. Demonstrators marched on Friday evening and Saturday protesting the mistrial declared in the case of a white police officer accused in the shooting death of Ferrell, an unarmed black man. (Jeff Siner/The Charlotte Observer via AP) MAGS OUT; TV OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT

    Juror issued challenge during talks in officer’s trial

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A juror who heard evidence in the trial of a white North Carolina police officer said he challenged his colleagues to determine what an unarmed black man did to lead the defendant to fatally shoot him.